Giving Care, Taking Care is an annual day-long conference for caregivers that takes place in Tukwila on Monday, June 6, 2016.
This year’s keynote speaker is author, life coach, support group leader and former Snohomish County caregiver specialist Sandy Powers. Sandy’s passion for caregivers and desire to share her beliefs in self-compassion and creating balance in our lives is sure to inspire and uplift those who attend.
Caregivers can choose from 16 workshops and visit over 40 exhibitors with resource information about products and services that assist caregivers in Washington state. Caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with agency representatives and learn where and how they can get the help they need.
A sample of workshop topics includes:
- Dementia basics
- Essential legal documents
- Getting help from those around you
- Reducing family conflict in caregiving relationships
- Behavior strategies for persons with developmental disabilities
- Coping with difficult emotions like anger and guilt
- Reducing the risk of falls
This conference is intended for caregivers, including:
- Unpaid caregivers (family members or others)
- Home care workers and adult day services staff
- Adult family home or assisted living staff
- Social service or mental health professionals who work with family caregivers
Now through May 15, take advantage of the early registration fee of $30 for individual caregivers. Scholarships are available for unpaid family caregivers. The early registration fee for agency-based caregivers is $50. Fees include workshops, lunch and resource exhibits.
Registration forms will be available in April and space is limited, so don’t delay! For more information or to receive a full brochure and registration materials, call 1-800-422-3263 or 360-725-2544 or click here.
If you’re a primary unpaid caregiver for a family member or close friend and in you need information, resources, or support, contact the King County Caregiver Support Network. Information, referrals, and most services are free of charge.